Supreme court dismisses Gatineau hotel owner's appeal in fight with city
Hôtel Chez Henri was a heritage building in Gatineau when part of wall demolished
The owner of the Hôtel Chez Henri in Gatineau has lost his bid to have the Supreme Court of Canada review a decision against him for demolishing part of the heritage building.
In 2011, Nader Dormani was found guilty of failing to respect the conditions of his building permit after part of the wall of the heritage building was damaged during renovations.
He won an appeal with the Quebec Superior Court but that decision was overturned by the Quebec Court of Appeal, which ordered him to pay $60,000 to the City of Gatineau.
His company applied to have the case heard at the Supreme Court of Canada, but the court dismissed the appeal with costs on Thursday. No reasons were given for the decision.
The original Chez Henri structure, located at 179 Promenade du Portage, was constructed as a private home in 1901 and became a popular nightclub through the 1930s and the Prohibition era, hosting musical acts such as Louis Armstrong and his band.